Hananja Brice-Ytsma (MNIMH, MSc, DipED, DipTh)
Module Leader, Link Tutor
Archway Clinic of Herbal Medicine
London N19 5LW
0208 411 4411
Hananja has worked at the Archway Clinic of Herbal Medicine since it opened in 1995. She has practiced herbal medicine extensively both in this country and in Switzerland, working in private practice, in clinics and in hospitals for over 20 years.
Born in Holland, Hananja was immersed in herbal medicine from an early age as both her grandmother and mother employed this traditional medicine to treat the family's illnesses. The step to professional study followed early, and she qualified first as a Naturopath in 1982 and then as a Medical Herbalist in 1990. Hananja has lectured and written regularly on herbal medicine and, as her professional standing has grown, she is in great demand as a guest lecturer on her particular interests, gynaecology and paediatrics. She teaches regularly at Middlesex University BSc Herbal Medicine, and is involved in research projects related to women's health and herbs.
Hananja's practice marries science with tradition, using the knowledge gained from new research to enhance the established traditions of herbal medicine, including the crucial importance of nutrition to health. Her clinics attract patients, men, women and children, with a wide range of complaints. She is also seeing a large number of patients with gynaecological problems referred to her by GPs and hospital consultants.